IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
29 June - 1 July 2020 // Virtual Conference


Monday, 29 June 2020

Time: 14:00 – 15:00 (CEST)

Keynote 1

Title: COVID-19, Cybersecurity, and Epidemiology

Speaker: Ninghui Li – Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University

Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss personal perspectives on how knowledge and techniques from the security and privacy field can help analyze and fight COVID-19.  While privacy-preserving contact tracing receives a lot of attention in the community, I want to caution against false hopes and discuss the potential of other technologies, such as privacy-preserving symptom monitoring techniques.

In addition, I also want to discuss suggestions on how to quickly assess the danger of a new virus in its early stage.  Like the SARS coronavirus of 2003 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus of 2012, SARS-CoV-2 was believed to have originated from bats.  We need to learn from the experiences with COVID-19 in order to be better prepared for the inevitable future spillover events.

Speaker Bio:

Ninghui LiNinghui Li is Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University.  His has published over 170 referred papers on security and privacy topics, including data privacy, access control, trust management, applied cryptography, and usable security.  He is Chair of ACM Special Interest Group in Security, Audit, and Control (SIGSAC).  He is currently on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS), Journal of Computer Security (JCS), and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology.  He has served as Program Chairs of several international conferences in the field, including ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) in 2014 and 2015, and European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) in 2020.


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Time: 14:00 – 15:00 (CEST)

Keynote 2

Title:  Quality of Security: the mandatory service attributes? – Evaluation, exposure, composition, monitoring of QoSec for SecSLA in 5G & beyond developments

Speaker: Emmanuel Dotaro – Head of ICT and Security Labs at Thales Secure Communications and Information Systems – France

Abstract: During decades large amount of research have been dedicated to Quality of Service in networks. Moving to virtualized and mutualized digital infrastructure raises the question of diversity of security level requirements. One size fit all is not affordable, but practical quantification of security is difficult for complex systems and services. Starting from evaluation (including certification) topics, then security level exposure, then composition of service towards continuous monitoring of quality of security we will introduce and discuss some related issues. The applicability to 5G slicing, Edge and other foreseen evolutions will serve to illustrate needs and potential usage of such an approach.

Speaker Bio:

Emmanuel DotaroEmmanuel Dotaro is the director of ICT and Security labs at Thales Secure Communications and Information Systems. He joined Thales in 2009 as director of innovation for C4I systems. Beside his current research and innovation management activity he is involved in various National and European ICT and Cybersecurity initiatives. He serves in both 5G-IA and ECSO PPP’s associations boards as well as various Technical Committees or clusters of the digital ecosystem. His current areas of interests are network virtualization and softwarization, cloud brokering, security as a service, security policies enforcement in 5G and IoT systems as well as certification, detection, remediation related security topics.